Tony Hawk performs at Carnegie skatepark

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Celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk was one of the first to break in the Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie on Monday.

Hawk and other members of his Birdhouse Skateboards team presented a free exhibition skate starting at 5 p.m. at the skatepark, located in Carnegie Park off Forsythe Road.

The park's skating structure is complete, but it is not yet open to the public pending the completion of lighting, landscaping, drainage and sidewalks.

Funding from the Tony Hawk Foundation and the Ken & Carol Schultz Foundation helped the design and construction of the $600,000 park, which Mary Pitcher started planning in 2008 as a memorial to her two sons.

Channel 11's news-exchange partners at TribLIVE wrote this report.